Bålgård Sweater by Anna Friberg

Bålgård Sweater

Knitting
August 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stockning stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
984 - 1859 yards (900 - 1700 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL)(2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)
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Yarn used
Moods of Colors Cushy Cormo 150 metres per 50g / 165 yds per 50g
You can dye-to-order a sweater quantity of the amazing,
non-superwash yarn Cushy Cormo from Moods of Colors.

Other Sport Weight yarn can also be used, for example, Ullcentrum 2-ply, Rauma finull, Järbo Llama Silk, Kampes 2-ply, Rosy Green Cheeky Merino Joy or Istex Kambgarn

Sizes
The sweater is designed in nine inclusive sizes to fit as many types of bodies as possible.
XS (S, M, L, XL) (2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)

designed with ease of 0-5 cm /0-2 inches


Notions & Needles
18 (20, 22, 24, 24)(26, 28, 30, 32) stitch markers
1 unique stitch marker for BOR m

2 pieces of scrap yarn, each approx. 80 cm, for putting sleeve sts on hold

Tapestry needle
Circular needles in size to obtain gauge in the following lengths

for yoke: 40-60 cm / 16-24” and 80 cm /32”

for body: 80 cm / 32”
for sleeves: 80 cm / 32” when sleeves are knit with Magic Loop method. If preferred, DPNs or 23 cm / 9” can also be used.
Circular needles 0.5 mm smaller than gauge needle in the same length as defined above for gauge size.
When knitting the sample, gauge was obtained on 4.0 mm / US6 needles, and the thinner needle was 3.5 mm / US4.
Note that I am a tight knitter so you may need to go down a needle size to obtain gauge.

Metreage
Moods of Colors Cushy Cormo:
MC: 6 (7, 8, 8, 9)(10, 10, 11, 12) skeins

CC1: 1 skein of 50 g

CC2: 1 skein on 50 g
or
MC: 900 (1000, 1100, 1200, 1300) (1400, 1500, 1600, 1700) metres / 990 (1100, 1210, 1320, 1430) (1540, 1650, 1760, 1870) yards

CC1: 30 (30, 35, 40, 40) (45, 55, 55, 60) metres / 33 (33, 40, 45, 45) (50, 60, 60, 65) yards
CC2: 30 (30, 35, 40, 40) (45, 55, 55, 60) metres / 33 (33, 40, 45, 45) (50, 60, 60, 65) yards

Garment bust circumference: 76 (86.5, 96.5, 106.5, 116.5) (126.5, 137.5, 147.5, 157.5) cm / 30 (34, 38, 42, 46) (50, 54, 58, 62)”
See details about sizing on the two last pictures on this page.

Gauge
24 sts and 34 rnds = 10x10 cm / 4x4” in stocking stitch after blocking.
I recommend knitting a swatch in the round to make sure your gauge is correct. Otherwise, your sweater may have different measurements and will not fit as intended.

About the pattern
The sweater is knit top-down with a circular yoke. There is a choice between knitting a straight or shaped body.
The sleeves are designed to end a couple of centimetres above the wrist so that your wristbands and watch still will be visible. The body is designed to end just below where jeans pockets normally are.
The length of sleeves and body can be adjusted as long as you take are aware that metreage / yardage will be affected.
It would be wonderful if you want to share your pictures on social media and tag them #yarnesty and #BålgårdSweater. It will make it easier for us to find each other’s pictures and get inspired!

Quality Assurance
The pattern has been professionally technically edited by James Bartley and test knitted by 10 excellent test knitters via Yarnpond